Ledbetter visits Clemson

The nephew of a Clemson assistant coach has already picked up an offer from the Tigers. On Saturday, that 2012 prospect was in town for the 58-21 win over Presbyterian.

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Crest High School (Shelby, N.C.) junior safety Rhaheim Ledbetter, who was watching his first game in Death Valley, stayed for the first three quarters of Clemson's convincing win.

"It's a nice place down there," he told CUTigers after the visit. "They just blew them out, so I just left at the end of the third quarter, I would have stayed for the whole game, though."

Ledbetter is related to Clemson defensive backs coach Charlie Harbison through his father's side of the family. But the family connection won't necessarily help Clemson's chances in landing Ledbetter.

"It's probably going to be what college I feel best going to. That doesn't mean they'll have an edge," he said.

Several criteria will be under review as Ledbetter looks into each school that's recruiting him.

"I'm going to look for the environment, academics, how the academics are going to be," he said. "Look how I'm going to be able to get on the field and execute my ability on the field."

Penn State, Florida, Nebraska and Louisville are a few of the schools that Ledbetter hears from on a regular basis.

Clemson is the only offer he has so far.

"My favorites would be Clemson, Miami, Florida and Alabama," he said. "That wasn't in any order."

The visit to Tigertown could be the last trip that he makes for a very long time.

"I probably won't be heading to anymore schools until next summer," he said. "With football practice and all, I won't have time really to get out."

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